Trucking

Truck Platooning: A Driving Force to Efficiency

Experts on transportation supply chain and logistics say that truck platooning may help drive efficiency in today’s demanding market. In a special feature this month, Forbes revealed 4 Forces Transforming Logistics, Supply Chain And Transportation Today. Aside from political and economic shifts, and the recently discussed peak in consumer demand, ‘frontline technology’ also made this …

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eBook: Looking at the Impact of Cargo Theft and Possible Solutions

Cargo theft isn’t anything new. From the days of bandits attacking caravans to pirates on the sea, if there is money to be made from stealing cargo and fencing it then attempts will be made to steal it. The real change is in the sophistication and planning that thieves utilize in their planning. Globalization has …

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12 Key Facts About the Driver Shortage and the Future of the Trucking Industry

The current shortage of truck drivers is estimated at roughly 25,000. The turnover rate, which hit 96% by the end of 2014 is due to a multitude of reasons, including demographic, regulatory, and the fact that drivers are away from home for a period of time, among other factors. This month, we thought it would …

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5 Questions to Ask Before Selecting a 3PL

Third party logistics (3PL) companies offer resources for companies to outsource all or part of their supply chain management. When you select your 3PL you are essentially selecting another member of your organization. As the 3PL will be acting an extension of your company, it is essential that you find out if the 3PL you …

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A Tribute to Truck Drivers: The Backbone of Logistics

This past week was National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). From September 13th to 19th, professional truck drivers across America for their hard work transporting all sorts of items, commercial and industrial. For this 27th passing of NTDAW, we would like to highlight some important and interesting facts about the trucking industry. They’ll demonstrate how …

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There’s Still Too Many Trucks, Yet Too Little Parking

The Department of Transportation released the results of a comprehensive truck parking survey. In the study, they found that there is still a massive shortage of truck parking spots within the U.S, and that this is a national safety concern. Of the truck drivers surveyed, 75% said they regularly had trouble finding safe parking when …

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10 Summer Beer Logistics Facts

With the summer heat being in full effect here in North America, we decided to share some facts about one of the world’s oldest, and most popular beverages – beer! Beer, in particular, requires greater attention to reverse logistics processes when it passes sell-by dates and kegs have to be transported from the reseller back …

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Infographic: Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014

We hope everyone has had a great holiday and we would like to wish all of our readers a Happy New Year! To kick off the year, we have finished compiling our infographic on the top logistics and supply chain facts from the news that we’ve collected throughout last year. As there is a large …

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Revisiting Reverse Logistics in the Supply Chain

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season come and gone, many people are now returning to their normal work and home life. That is, if you in any fields that are not retail or logistics. After the holiday season, and especially after Christmas, many shipping services, retailers, e-retailers, and 3PLs get inundated by …

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3 Key Ways the Amazon Effect Has Impacted Third-Party Logistics

Amazon Inc. is in the news again. This time, the online retailing giant got press attention for having petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an exemption from rules prohibiting the use of drones for commercial purposes. This move, along with its recent job posting calling for experienced pilots to fly its drones, indicates that …

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